At Broughton Mart on Tuesday 8h August, Harrison & Hetherington their opening sale of store lambs. This was a new fixture on the sales calendar, and drew a phenomenal support from both vendors and purchasers alike. Trade was fantastic for all classes with over 800 entries going under the hammer. Smarter continental cross lambs sold to exceptional rates, with Messrs Barrow, Jackson Guard selling an outstanding pen of Beltex lambs to £75 per head.
Purchasers from as far afield as York were in attendance and commented on the quality of stock on offer.
Entries are now being taken for the next sale on Tuesday 22nd August, where a similar number is expected.
Leading price per head: Beltex £75 Jackson Ground, £70 Folds Farm, £61 Bank Head, £61 Swinside, Texel £69 Croglin Hurst Farm, £67, £64 Jackson Ground, £67, £62.50 Crosbythwaite, £66.50 Coniston Hall, £62 Folds Farm, £60 Bank Head, £60 Wha House, Suffolk £62.50 Lane End Farm, £57.50 Bank Head, £56.50 Hoses Farm, Greyfaced £54 Bank Head, £52.50 Hinning House, North Country Cheviot £46 Swinside.